On November 3, 1903, Panama announced its secession from Colombia. This date was the national holiday — Independence Day ( Independence Day from Colombia ), Branch Day ( Separation Day ).
It should be noted that in Panama there are as many as three dates of independence. In order not to get confused, the following names were officially assigned to these holidays: Independence Day ( November 3 ), Day of the First Independence ( November 10 ) and, finally, just Independence Day ( November 28 ).
Presidents and heads of government of dozens of states come to celebrate Independence Day. The scope of the celebrations shows the importance of this small country for the whole world. Literally the whole country is decorated with state symbols. On this day, the most popular goods on the streets — small national flags.
The main treat for this holiday is — the national dish of sankocho ( Sancocho ) — this chicken soup is the main key to understanding the difficult Panamanian reality. After all, Panama, located at the crossroads of world paths, has incorporated into its culture the customs and customs of dozens of peoples. And in the same way, Panamanian chicken soup — sankocho — is a mixture of heterogeneous elements that together give a completely new taste.